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how do you fight the exhaustion?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by gabagoo, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have been finding so long as I keep busy I am fine, but the moment I sit down and check e-mails or take calls, or come on the forum, my body is buzzing and I feel like I could use a nice nap.

    What can one take to fight this? power drinks? coffee? uppers?

    whats the secret?


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  2. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

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    take a nap and come back rested...
     
  3. BobbyFosson

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  4. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    5 Hour Energy drink. It doesn't have sugar or caffeine like other energy drinks, just an unholy TON of vitamin B (like 8000+ % of your daily allowance). It's in a really small bottle (like a shot), doesn't taste bad at all, and will keep you awake for a few hours at least. The best thing is it doesn't make you hyper or jittery like caffeine heavy drinks will.

    I keep a few cases of it on my bookshelf next to my desk at all times. Good stuff!
     
  5. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Crack!
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    a nap.... the joys of self employment...

    At my last job, they knew I drove 2-3 hours to get there so they let me nap there too....
     
  7. gnatt66

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    i go home...haha.

    or a nice large iced coffee and the 10 minute ride that accompanies it, i like that too :)
     
  8. dlndesign

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    I second the 5hr energy shot, awesome stuff. Try Ginko, Gensing as well, but the best you can do is get a good nights sleep and eat well for breakfast. IMHO
     
  9. fisheye48

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    +1 for a 5hr energy!!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. weaselboogie

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    The energy shots do work well, but I just can't see this being ok to do on a daily basis... couple times a month, but I can't imagine that a daily chug would be good for your health.
     
  11. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Good ideas.... I do find that it is best for me to get off my azz and back to work and I seem to come alive again. I should get some of these energy drinks though.
     
  12. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Really there's nothing in them (at least the 5 hour energy drinks) that's bad for you. Like I said, no sugar or caffeine, there are a couple odd chemicals like sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate for preservatives, but these things are only 2 oz bottles, they're nothing like what's in any soda... talk about unhealthy. Just lots of vitamin B6 (2000% DV) and B12 (8333% DV).

    I've been drinking about one a day for a little over a year and I feel better than I ever have, I rarely get super tired unless I've worked 18+ hours straight. I just have one at about 9am and I'm good to go the rest of the day. If I have to work late I'll have another one around 4pm or so to keep me going into the night.
     
  13. Salmoneye

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    Short nap after lunch every day. Sit down meeting at the shop every day for the last 1/2 hour of work and everyone has a beer while we discuss what is up for the next day.
     
  14. RebeckaR

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    Drink water. At least half a gallon during the course of the day.
     
  15. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out;
    If you wanna get down, down on the ground;
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;
    When your day is done and you wanna run;
    If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues;
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;
    If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on;
    Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back;
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;
     
  16. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Ha ha ha ha
     
  17. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Do your research on the 3-5 hour energy drinks. No so good. I know somebody ended up in the hospital from drinking too many of the bigger cans. Mosh only gets 1 hour of work done by 1 pm when lunch is done and is at the bar by 4:30 and if you're that burnt out with those few hours, I'd seek medical help.
     
  18. Jillbeans

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    20 minute power nap in the afternoon whenever possible.
    Make sure you go to bed at a decent hour at night, too.
    Try eating foods that have protein in them rather than relying on caffiene or artificial stimulants.
    I do have 2 cups of coffee every morning, though.
    Love....Jill
     

 


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